“It feels good when it stops.”
It’s beyond dispute that cars are safer than ever before. Some of that is due to basic physics – cars have thicker doors, tougher roofs, shatterproof glass, bigger bumpers, and so on – and some is due to electronics. We now have cars with automatic cruise control, automatic distance-keeping, and limited automatic piloting. </ … Read More → "Don’t Trust the Robot Driving Your Car"
There’s a big change coming in the automotive world. “Duh,” you say? “Um, hello! Self-driving!” you insist? Well, yes, that too, but that’s not the change I’m talking about. This change applies whether self-driving ever happens or not.
It’s electrification. Drive-by-wire. As we alluded to Read More → "Putting Strays in their Place"
It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road. – Author Unknown
Hello, my name is Amelia and I have read at least four hundred press releases about automotive design this week. It seems that this year’s Consumer Electronics Show has been taken over by automotive design. But behind the pomp and sparkle of CES lies the … Read More → "Security from the Ground Up"
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we investigate the changing role of NAND flash in safety-based systems. Dave Hughes (CEO – HCC Embedded) joins us to discuss HCC’s “Safety Element out of Context” embedded software approach and how HCC helping engineers better use NAND flash in safety systems. Also this week, we give everyone another chance to win a “Hitchhiker’s Guide … Read More → "When Safety is King, NAND Reigns Supreme"
That flash thumb drive you have in your pocket is a beast of a memory. We store so much stuff in so little space; that form factor has completely democratized the storing of masses of data that would once have been assigned to a giant data center of yore. And all in your pocket now.
Of course, this comes at a cost. This is NAND flash, and … Read More → "Communication Solves Flash Unpredictability"
“A man with a watch always knows what time it is. A man with two is never certain.” – Segal’s Law
Another day, another new ARM processor. These guys are like Taco Bell. They keep rearranging the same three or four ingredients to create a surprising assortment of different products. A pipeline here, a new cache there, and you’ve got a … Read More → "ARM Cortex-A76AE Reliably Stays in Lock Step"